Water Security for Canadians: Making the Federation Work for Water

Date: January 17th, 2020

This webinar explores how the federal government can provide leadership and better exercise its jurisdiction to help prevent Canada’s emerging water crisis. The speakers outline a number of specific, achievable activities that could position Canada as a global leader in water prediction, management, and sustainability.

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John Pomeroy (Global Water Futures)

Merrell-Ann Phare (Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources)

Oliver M. Brandes (POLIS Water Sustainability Project)


Richard Farthing-Nicol (FLOW)


The Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series has been hosted since 2010 by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria. The series brings together expert water practitioners and thinkers, as well as emerging water leaders, to engage with innovative ideas on water policy and governance in Canada. By creating an online community of interest, the series strengthens the national capacity to engage with and solve problems, and raises awareness about emerging Canadian water issues, best practices, and policies.

This special session of Creating a Blue Dialogue was hosted by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in partnership with the Canadian Water Resources Association, Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), and Global Water Futures.

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